|Summary:||Handbook incomplete WRT Opera flash usage (linproc)|
|Product:||Documentation||Reporter:||Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg>|
|Component:||Documentation||Assignee:||freebsd-doc mailing list <doc>|
|Severity:||Affects Only Me||CC:||rene, rfg|
Description Ronald F. Guilmette 2013-06-19 00:40:00 UTC
The Handbook describes how to install and use Opera on this page: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/desktop-browsers.html Unfortunately that page fails to mention that in order to make use of the Flash plug-in with Opera, one has to first mount the "linproc" thingy. Fix: The Handbook page mentioned above should describe what has to be added to /etc/fstab in order to get the linproc pseudo-filesystem mounted. How-To-Repeat: Install Opera and the associated flash plugin and then try to visit a page containing some flash content. It won't work until you mount the linproc thing.
Comment 1 Rene Ladan 2014-07-20 15:51:35 UTC
Note that it is now impossible to build the linux-f10-flashplugin11 port because dependencies are marked as forbidden (unless you manually modify the Makefiles).
Comment 2 Rene Ladan 2014-07-20 15:58:45 UTC
Mounting linprocfs before starting www/opera does not seem to help for me, it detects no plugins at all. I have linux-f10-flashplugin11 and opera-linuxplugins installed. Installing www/nspluginwrapper does not help either.
Comment 3 Eitan Adler 2018-05-28 19:49:05 UTC
batch change: For bugs that match the following - Status Is In progress AND - Untouched since 2018-01-01. AND - Affects Base System OR Documentation DO: Reset to open status. Note: I did a quick pass but if you are getting this email it might be worthwhile to double check to see if this bug ought to be closed.